17 March 2018


  • A blaze at Nam Sang Wai (inset), north of Yuen Long in the New Territories, has environmentalists fretting about possible damage to the eco-system in the wetlands area. Photos: HKEJ, Facebook/Debbie Li

    Firemen battle blaze at Yuen Long wetland area for hours

    Mar 13, 2018 3:04pm
    A major fire broke out at a wetland area in the New Territories on Monday, prompting worries about potential damage to the eco-system in the vicinity. At around 3 pm, a blaze took place at Nam...
  • A colorful graffiti was found spray-painted on the left side of an MTR East Rail train at the Lo Wu station on Monday morning. Photo: HKEJ/Internet

    Police launch probe after colorful graffiti found on MTR train

    Mar 13, 2018 1:35pm
    Police have launched an investigation after a full-color graffiti was found on the exterior of an MTR East Rail train on Monday, Apple Daily reports. A spokesperson for the railway operator said one of its staff...
  • Describing a fatal 2017 crash (inset) as a serious matter, a Hong Kong court on Monday sentenced a former bus driver to almost four years in jail. Photos: HKEJ,

    Bus driver, 62, gets 45-month jail term for fatal 2017 accident

    Mar 13, 2018 12:16pm
    A former bus driver was sentenced to 45 months in jail on Monday over charges of dangerous driving following an accident early last year that killed one person and injured 20 others. Handing the punishment to Man...
  • Self-made tycoon Yu Pengnian, who died in May 2015, made a will in which he said he wished to donate all his wealth, worth about HK$10 billion, to charity. Photo:

    Rare happy ending to an inheritance dispute

    - Mar 13, 2018 11:53am
    Hong Kong people always read in the media of battles in local courts between members of a family fighting over the inheritance of a wealthy person who has died. The bitter intra-family fights prompt citizens to...
  • To drive innovation and technology industries, the Hong Kong government needs to prioritize the investment of resources, observers say. Photo: HK Government

    Tech funding: How to spend the money wisely

    - Mar 13, 2018 11:37am
    The Hong Kong government, in its recent budget, has allocated more than HK$50 billion to promote the growth of innovative and technology enterprises. The spending, up five-fold compared to such outlay in the previous budget, is...
  • According to a study, Hong Kong has seen a significant jump in the number of so-called McRefugees over the past four-and-a-half years. Photo: Reuters

    What should we do about our ‘McRefugees’?

    - Mar 13, 2018 10:26am
    In Hong Kong, there are many ways to refer to homeless people. The government would often call them “street sleepers”, while many citizens would refer to them as “drifters” or “vagrants”. As far as I am...
  • There is a wide variety of emollients, targeting different skin types with different ingredients, to choose from and feel comfortable using. Photo: Reuters

    Emollients for eczema patients

    - Mar 12, 2018 5:30pm
    “The moisturizer you prescribed did not work at all,” the mother of a ten-year-old complained, showing a somewhat unused tube to the doctor who wasn’t convinced in the slightest. Nearly half of the patients who suffer...
  • The family of Yu-yan, a year-old girl stricken with brain cramps after undergoing surgery at Queen Mary Hospital in December, has created a Facebook page to ask people to pray for her recovery. Photo: HKEJ/Facebook

    Baby girl fights for life after bile duct surgery

    Mar 12, 2018 4:28pm
    A year-old baby girl is still fighting for her life after undergoing surgery in late 2017, and is confirmed to be stricken with brain cramps, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports, citing her family’s message on social...
  • Police are investigating a string of burglaries in five apartments in Kowloon City and Happy Valley over the weekend. Photo: HKEJ

    Burglars hit luxury flats in Kowloon City and Happy Valley

    Mar 12, 2018 3:24pm
    Burglars swooped down on five luxury flats in Kowloon City and Happy Valley over the weekend, carting away HK$2.35 million worth of cash and valuables. Police investigations are underway. At around 10 p.m. on Saturday, a...
  • Pro-democracy candidates Au Nok-hin (third left) and Gary Fan (third right) prevailed in Sunday's Legco by-elections, but their campmates Edward Yiu (second from right) and Paul Zimmerman (second from left) lost their battles. Photo: HKEJ

    Legco bypolls: Setback for pan-dems as Yiu loses key battle

    Mar 12, 2018 1:12pm
    Pan-democrats suffered a setback in the Legislative Council by-elections as they managed to retain only two of the four seats in the Sunday contest, dashing their hopes for recapturing veto power in the legislature. The opposition...
  • Former chief executive Donald Tsang has been ordered to pay HK$4.6 million to cover the prosecution's costs over his misconduct conviction. The judge said he was uncooperative during the investigation and prosecution of the case. Photo: HKEJ

    The Donald Tsang costs order (I)

    - Mar 12, 2018 1:11pm
    (First of a two-part series) “And though all my law be fudge I will never never budge…”  – Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury I hold no brief for Donald Tsang but if the judgment holding him...
  • Former chief executive Donald Tsang and his wife Selina outside the courthouse. Photo: HKEJ

    The Donald Tsang costs order (II)

    - Mar 12, 2018 1:09pm
    (Second of a two-part series) The judge held that he had come to the view “that the way the defendant conducted himself towards the investigation and prosecution” in the case against him “warrants the imposition of...
  • Tang Hsiang-chien (inset), known as “The Textile King”, died at the age of 95 on Saturday. He was last seen in public during the chief executive election campaign of his son Henry (second from right) in 2012. Photo: HKEJ/Internet

    Tang Hsiang-chien, HK’s ‘Textile King’, dies at 95

    Mar 12, 2018 12:31pm
    Tang Hsiang-chien, an outstanding Hong Kong industrialist who came to be known as “The Textile King”, died at 10 a.m. on Saturday. He was 95. A representative of Tang’s family said in a statement he “died...
  • Imbalanced town planning, resource mismatch and uneven development has resulted in insufficient job creation in the New Territories, observers say.

    Time to reflect on our approach to developing New Territories

    - Mar 12, 2018 10:44am
    Though the New Territories is home to 41 percent of Hong Kong’s population, the region has only provided 24 percent of the city’s jobs. That means at least 40 percent of the residents in the New...
  • It doesn't matter as to whether it was Li Zhanshu or Wang Huning who met with Hong Kong deputies to the NPC, because at the end of the day it is President Xi Jinping who has the final word on HK affairs. Photo: Reuters

    NPC deputies clueless about who will be in charge of HK affairs

    - Mar 9, 2018 6:26pm
    After the rare appearance of new Politburo Standing Committee (PSC) member Zhao Leji at a recent meeting among Hong Kong delegates to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), another new PSC member, Wang Huning, again to...
  • A study shows that about 15 to 20 percent of people who have strokes have atrial fibrillation, also called A Fib. Photo: Reuters

    The curse of stroke in some young adults

    - Mar 9, 2018 5:14pm
    The siren of the ambulance wailed urgently, cutting through the cold winter morning. Paramedics were seen rushing into Wong’s house, prompting neighbors to wonder if Uncle Wong’s high blood pressure had finally taken a terrible toll...
  • There have been calls among some pro-Beijing politicians that Hong Kong’s street names need to be ‘decolonized’. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why can’t Queen’s Road be renamed as Anti-imperialism Boulevard?

    - Mar 9, 2018 5:13pm
    Why can’t Victoria Park be renamed as Liberation Park? Maybe Queen’s Road can become Anti-Imperialism Boulevard and, of course Statue Square, which has the audacity to honor those who died in the service of British imperialism,...
  • About 30 percent of autistic children achieve high scores in intelligence tests, according to overseas statistics. Photo: Reuters

    Autism spectrum disorder

    - Mar 9, 2018 3:11pm
    Statistics show that the majority of local students who seek child and adolescent psychiatric service suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as the second major case. Autism spectrum disorder is...
  • KMB has seen another accident, albeit a less severe one, involving one of its buses, after a deadly crash last month. Photo: HKEJ

    KMB bus driver hospitalized after collision with taxi

    Mar 9, 2018 2:20pm
    A Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (KMB) driver has suffered injuries and has been admitted to a hospital following an accident involving his vehicle in the Ngau Chi Wan area on Thursday. The man was driving a...
  • A source from the Hong Kong government said a policy paper on the national anthem law will be sent to the Legislative Council as soon as next week. Photo: Reuters

    Legco set to start work on national anthem law

    Mar 9, 2018 2:04pm
    Hong Kong is ready to start legislating a local version of the national anthem law, which took effect on Oct. 1 last year on the mainland. However, several controversial issues remain unresolved, such as whether to require...

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